Softmodded Wii: No USB drive found on any loader

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May 11, 2011
  1. skga
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    Hi

    I 've successfully (?) updated to 4.2 and soft-modded a Wii.
    Used ModMii 4.5.4, virgin Wii process. For the USB loading part I chose both CFG USB loader and WiiFlow.
    No errors are reported during the whole installation process, however no USB drive can be detected. Tried 2 different drives which both work fine on my own console. Drives are FAT32 formatted.
    One of the drives does not have its own power cable, it gets powered via USB and the Wii in question seems to be powering it fine.

    I've also tried "Your Shape" game and the game's USB camera does not appear to be detected on either USB port.
    I have tried both USB ports, I understand only the one near the edge is supposed to be used for external drives.

    SysCheck report for the system:

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    sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
    
    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.1E (v450)
    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: xxxxxxxxxxx
    Boot2 v4
    
    Found 77 titles.
    Found 48 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
    
    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 14889): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 16687): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS249 (rev 21003): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 21003): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10
    Can anyone offer any insight as to what's wrong?

    Any help much appreciated, thank you for taking the time to read.
     


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    Have you tried the camera with the retail disc?
     
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    the fact that 2 hard drives work on one Wii but not the one in question leads me to believe one of your usb-ports could be messed up.

    try this... load up your HBC without an sd card in the Wii, then plug the FAT32 hard drive into the Wii (make sure u have some apps saved to it, which u should if u used ModMii). If nothing loads when plugged into port 0, try port 1. If port1 loads but port0 doesn't it would seem as if your port0 is fried.

    There is an external module for configurable usb-loader that allows u to use the alternate port (port1) if it turns out thats something u need to do. Unfortunately the alternative external module only supports wbfs partitions, so u would need to reformat the hard drive fully or partially as wbfs. If port1works for you, let me know and I'll dig up the link to the external module I referenced above.

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    @JoostinOnline, go ahead, disagree with me, I DARE YOU! lol [​IMG]
     
  4. skga
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    @XFlak going to try now.
    @Joos I am using the retail disc and the game's original USB camera.
     
  5. skga
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    Tried connecting the ext drive without SD card while in the HBC.
    The disk does has an apps folder and I've added a couple of apps in it other than the already existing USB loaders.
    Nothing shows up on either port of the Wii.
    Both ports do appear to be powering up the drive (drive LED working).

    Any other ideas?
     
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    Put WiiXplorer on your SD card and see if you can access the USB drive from within it. Once you have launched WiiXplorer, click on the SD card icon in the top-left corner and see if there is a USB drive listed there. If so, click on it.
     
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    assuming the hard drives are formatted properly, which I assume they are since they work on another Wii. The fact that they're not showing up in the HBC and your camera isn't working with an original game... I think there's a problem with transferring data (not power) over your usb ports.

    I am not an expert on hardware problems, far from it, so hopefully some1 else is able to give u a second opinion.

    One other potential work around is if your wii is old enough to play backup discs, u can still launch backups from disc instead of usb. Not an ideal solution... but yea, it's all I got to suggest.
     
  8. skga
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    @XFlak the drive is working fine and I've tried already WBFS on it - works fine on my own wii both as WBFS and FAT32. Didn't see much point in trying NTFS.

    It's not my console so I do not know what might have been connected on the USB ports, i'm soft-modding for a friend who doesn't want to see more game discs scratched by children [​IMG]
    Unfortunately it appears to be too new to play disc backups...it's really driving me crazy especially given how ModMii streamlines things - great job there, btw.

    @JoostinOnline - WiiXplorer works fine thanks for the file, only the SD card shows on the available items though.
     
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    Crap. That means that it's the USB ports. You are going to have to stick with retail discs then and you can't use USB peripherals. [​IMG]
     
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    I thought you updated to 4.2?
    Anyway, if the drive is'nt showing up, it also could be a power problem.
    Just to make sure: is there a chip installed?
     
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    Isn't the Your Shape camera the usb 2.0 camera? If yes, then you would need a cIOS with base IOS58 if you want to use it while loading from usb. I get that this isn't your problem right now, but i wanted to mention it anyways.
     
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    You realize it isn't detected even when using the retail disc, right? No usb peripherals are detected.
     
  13. skga
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    @Hielkenator - this is a syscheck on my 2nd attempt. I chose downgrading to 4.1 at the 2nd run to see if downgrading could have anything to do.
    There's no modchip installed.
    @WiiPower - I was just trying to use the camera as if the Wii was completely virgin, original retail disk, original camera that came with the game. I get the message to turn off the Wii and connect the usb cam.
    @JoostinOnline thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Ok then i suggest that you revirginize your Wii and send it in. Even if the warranty is expired, you have a good chance to get it fixed for free, according to lots of reports in that direction. Just call the customer support and only talk about Your Shape and its camera.

    And i knew my earlier post wasn't helping, but sometimes i imagine that forum posts will be found years later and then useful information like that comes in handy*.

    *Did you know that in germany mobile phones are called "Handy"? With "Handys" as plural...
     
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    You can't remove all evidence that it was softmodded, Nintendo will always know (these days).
    http://hackmii.com/2010/04/check-disk-for-...repair-process/
     
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    Bootmii boot2 doesn't leave any traces once it has been removed, which you can do with the mini-based installer.
     
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    The information presented there is incorrect; Bootmii only uses a fakesigned TMD, and his screencaps show Tickets. Additionally the "33 1C E1 2E" Ticket (which he has labelled "Bootmii Cert (fakesigned)") belongs to boot2v4 and has nothing to do with Bootmii.

    Fakesigned TMDs or Tickets are normally easily recognizable because they start with 00 01 00 01 followed by 256 zeroes.
     

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